Lower Tambo Landcare Group
The Lower Tambo Landcare group formed in 1998 and the group area covers 10,965 hectares. The group conducts its activities in the Lower Tambo area with a focus on the the Tambo River between the Stephensons Road bridge and the Tambo River mouth.
The group has a membership base of more than 40 families, approx 25 % are considered primary producers with their main source of income derived from farming, 50 % are lifestyle/hobby property owners their source of income is principally derived off farm and 25 % are considered urban property owners.
The Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Anglican Church Hall, Swan Reach at 7.30pm. Guests and new members are most welcome.
Pampas Lily-of-the-Valley Control
This plant is a noxious weed in E Gippsland and a small outbreak along Reynolds Rd verge has spread into neighbouring properties. Lower Tambo Landcare is working with DPI on this problem and will supply advice, spray equipment and chemicals to members to try and eradicate this threat.
Rough Road Development
This project, on the East Bank of the Tambo River running off Metung Road aims to reduce pest plants and weeds and replace them with local native flora. Areas along the river bank have been fenced to restrict vehicle access and fishing sites that have been degraded are being renovated. Project is a partnership between LTLG, EG Shire & CMA.
Swan Reach Primary School
This is a revegetation/ beautification project around the bus turning circle of the school. It has been ongoing for a number of years and involves the pupils in a number of activities.
Tambo Bay Rabbit Control
Rabbits are in near plaque proportion along the foreshore reserve area of Tambo Bay causing severe erosion and plant damage. Lower Tambo Landcare is working with DSE and local landholders to conduct a coordinated campaign to reduce rabbit numbers in this area.
Tambo Bay Wetlands
Wetlands rehabilitation partnership between Lower Tambo Landcare Group & East Gippsland Water with funding from Australian Government Water Fund Community Water Grants
This project is located on the NW side of the Tambo River under the Swan Reach bridge. The area was fenced to exclude stock and planted to a variety of native trees and grasses. Nearing completion this project will be maintained by EG Shire.
Upper Tambo Weed Control & Riparian Enhancement
This is a joint River Health Works project between Lower Tambo Landcare & East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority to reduce the extent of riparian weeds - particularly blue periwinkle, bridal creeper and blackberries on a 1.5 hectare site along the Cliffs area of the Tambo River.